Declining Food Stamp Enrollments in Kentucky

According to recent data released by the Department of Agriculture there is a national decline in the use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits. This trend is being seen in Kentucky as well. According to the data, the number of households participating in food stamps funded... Read More

Where Is the Employment Slack in Warren County and Kentucky Labor Markets?

A study* released by the St. Louis Federal Reserve on May 19 indicated that the slack in the labor market since the "Great Recession" can mostly be found in three industries. Those industries include construction, manufacturing and information. In Kentucky, employment in two of the three... Read More

What Changes in KY's Economic Activity and Leading Indexes Suggest

Since state GDP estimates are annual and only published with a significant delay, what variables can we look to for information about what is happening with the state's economy NOW? One option is to look at the FRB of Philadelphia state activity indexes.The FRB of Philadelphia coincident (economic... Read More